Absinthe Spoon - Wormwood Leaf
This spoon is used in the preparation of a traditional French or Swiss absinthe. A traditional absinthe is prepared by pouring an ounce of absinthe into an absinthe glass, then placing the absinthe spoon on top of the glass and a sugar cube atop the spoon.
Ice water is slowly dripped from a fountain, carafe, or balancier onto the piece of sugar. The cold sugar water then drips from the spoon into the glass of absinthe releasing oils and perfuming the air with fennel, grand wormwood and anise. The combination also begins to turn milky white in color, as the water mixes with the anise.
This spoon is a replica of an authentic antique pattern. The Wormwood Spoon is one of the most sought-after spoons by collectors of antique absinthe ware. The grille of the spoon features the grand wormwood plant (the key ingredient in absinthe). Woven through the wormwood plant is a banner which on the original spoons sometimes contained an advertisement.
- Measures 6.5"/165mm long
- Stainless steel
- Will not tarnish
- Dishwasher safe